This weekend I was waiting for my Son to come to our Home so I had some spare time to ponder (Yes it happens sometimes that I Ponder) – he is redoing the Tile in his Mother’s bathroom (You do see that it is his Mother’s Bathroom LOL). In that spare time I realized it had been a while since I took a walk to Pray, so I took about 30 minutes and did a walk on the Greenway to pray. In the job I had about 18 months ago for the Post Office – I would travel allot throughout Wyoming. During those times I would have some great opportunities while I was driving to just talk with Jesus – I could go to Jackson and have an Awesome conversation.
I miss those times and realized that I have been neglecting my Wilderness time to Pray.
In the sermon today Pastor Shaun talked about Jesus getting away from the crowds so he could have time to talk with God and we need that time also.
Luke 5:15 & 16 – But the news about Him was spreading even farther, and large crowds were gathering to hear Him and to be healed of their sicknesses. But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
I believe we have to build in a Wilderness time into our lives. We need to get away from the craziness of life and have some quality quiet time with Jesus. I have created some different ways for myself in trying to build in that Wilderness time and it can look different to all of us. Here is a shortened list of what mine may look like.
- A walk on the Greenway – Lions Park – or around the Neighborhood.
- A quick trip to Pole Mountain for a short hike.
- A drive around town.
- My War Room at home.
**I really do need to work on this more – I have been neglecting this recently and I should have at least four Wilderness experiences a Month.
Here are a couple of other scriptures of Jesus getting in his Wilderness Time:
Matthew 14:23 > After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Mark 1:35 > In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.
As you can see: Jesus seen it as essential to get away into the Wilderness to Pray – so this is something that we should see as an essential part of our lives.
Do you have Wilderness time scheduled?
What does it look like to you?
Remember that this is a time to get away from the Craziness of Life and reconnect with Jesus. Find time to do it!!!